West Virginia teachers to remain on strike

The strike is entering Day 2 as teachers fight a new education bill. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.
1:27 | 02/20/19

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Transcript for West Virginia teachers to remain on strike
West Virginia's public schools will be empty again today is teachers keep the pressure on state lawmakers they say they're going into day two of their latest strike to make sure controversial education bill. It's completely dead ABC's Brett Nokia has more. As yet we should get a call in our newsroom from the head the American Federation of Teachers in West Virginia who told us the strike is over we won. With a few hours later he was telling teachers. We're striking on Wednesday to. So here's suggests the state legislator wanted to pass a new education bill teacher said it stripped several of their rights so. They decided to go on strike within hours the state legislature had backed down. In that union had Fred Albert told me the bill was technically not dead for 24 hours so the strike will continue this morning. I asked him was that political power play a tough sell to teachers. We did not have to convince our members are members told that they were not willing to go back because they don't trust the legislators. That we have gained a lot of trust in the house but they still don't trust the leadership in our senate to. They were not going back until they were 100% sure that this bill has died. And don't forget you guys West Virginia was like the OG the inspiration to so many of these teachers strikes across the country teachers and Oakland California are getting ready to go on strike as well. We'll have a lot more on these teachers strikes on start here led this morning listen on apple podcasts or your favorite podcasting app. Generic Kenneth.

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